Ireland To Review Development Vision, Aid Priorities

The Irish government is undertaking a detailed review of its white paper on Irish Aid, which maps out the country’s development vision and outlines its focus countries and sectors, Irish Minister of State for Trade and Development Jan O’Sullivan announced June 12.

The review of the white paper, which the government first adopted in 2006, will be conducted over the next few months by the Irish Aid Expert Advisory Group, an independent panel tasked with advising the government on aid and development. The review will involve consultations with stakeholders in Ireland and in the developing countries it works with, according to a news release from Irish Aid.

The review will evaluate Ireland’s progress in meeting the commitments outlined in the white paper and look at the changing economic context locally and overseas. It will also map out clear priorities for the future of Irish Aid.

“I look forward to hearing the views of the Irish people and Irish developing organizations, as well as the views of our partners in Africa, as we work together to strengthen our program to meet the challenges ahead,” O’Sullivan said.

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